“What’s so interesting about the creative act is that you can access something completely outside yourself. It’s a communication with awareness rather than consciousness.” —Louise Despont
In the latest film from the ART21 New York Close Up series, artist Louise Despont (louisedespont) traces sources of inspiration for her drawings, sharing selections from her library of collected images.
IMAGES (ROWS 1–2): Louise Despont burning photos in her Tribeca studio, New York, 2015.
IMAGES (ROWS 3–4): Louise Despont. The Sound Heard Around the World, detail, 2014. Installation view at Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York, 2015.
IMAGES (ROW 5): Louise Despont. Installation view of Harmonic Tremor at Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York, 2015.
IMAGES (ALL): Production stills from the ART21 New York Close Up film, Louise Despont According to the Universe. Artwork courtesy of the artist and Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York. Images © ART21, Inc. 2015.